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Attempted theft at St Mary’s Church, please see here for a message from our Warden.. 

Please keep an eye out for any unusual activity, remember that if you spot anything suspicious the police can be contacted by phoning 101. 

Ken Munro is the news editor. Please let him know about village news and events via Contact Us on the main menu or on 07880801674 

An update on WiFi (which unfortunately does not help everyone 😞).  You may be aware that a new BT cabinet was recently fitted on The Street at the south end of Shotesham Common. It has now been commissioned and should have improved broadband speeds for people who live on the north side of the new cabinet. Information from BT sales is that they are not taking any new orders for the moment, only up-grading existing fibre customers. Advice is to call again in 2-3 weeks time when they should be able to take orders from new fibre broadband customers. 

Look out for some upcoming roadworks in Brooke from 25th June to 16th July, click here for details and suggested diversion. 

Also look out for our latest intruder(s). Best information suggests he may be of the infamous Saxlingham Peacocks, which a number of Saxlingham residents would be more than happy without. So fingers crossed they don’t all decide to move here but, if they do, I know someone with an excellent recipe! 


The DIARY – Click here

Not to be missed – Shotesham Open Gardens and Art Trail will take place on both Saturday and Sunday June 23rd/24th between 12 & 5pm each day with highlights including – 15 gardens; Art & Patchwork Exhibitions; Flower Show; try the bells at All Saints. Parking, toilets and refreshments available. £5 entry per adult in aid of All Saints Church bells project. Please encourage friends and families outside the village to come along as well. There will be lots of art displays, teas available and varied gardens, both large and small, to enjoy.
Before the event is finalised please let us know if you would like to participate, contacts are Sue Astbury (550377), Jane Blease (558787). Also, if you can make cakes or other ‘tasties’, they can be made in advance and frozen for the event; and if you can help over the weekend contact Lindsay 550285 or Heather 550785. 

Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios had a successful and very enjoyable fortnight at Flint Cottage, with lots of visitors, on many modes of transport and the occasional refreshment! Hostesses, Lesley and Mary would like to thank everyone who managed to attend and, if you missed it, look out for 2019. 

Next outing for our Walking Group will be to Earlham Park via UEA on Sunday 1st July with a coffee stop at the cafe,  meet at the Trinity at 10.15 a.m. for lift share. This will be a morning walk only, and not as previously advertised – a Picnic Walk.

Walkabout at Long Stratton – 22/4/18

Don’t forget that, now the sun is here Shotesham Bowls Club is open for business, for further information call Alan Banham 550574 or John Torbitt 499541. 

Shotesham’s Cycling Group is up and running, more information and details of events can be obtained from maddison900@btinternet.com

Shotesham Pedallers, photo by Paul Maddison

All Saints Bell Project. We are planning major improvements to the bells in All Saints church, click here for more information.

We’re currently in the process of trying to compile a photo library of the recent snow event in and around Shotesham for our archive, if anyone has any photos they wish to share, please send them to Ken- resotan@aol.com 

For assistance with power cuts, please click this link from UK Power Networks  

More Bitesize Learning from South Norfolk Council, click here for link to website. 

Thinking Fuel – If you feel you may be paying too much for your oil, Community Action Norfolk (CAN) have a scheme that may assist. Click here to see how you might save and here to see how it works, or go directly to the CAN website for more details.

Our local policeman is PC 1200 Stu Sansbury who now holds the position of Poringland Beat Manager, Stu can be contacted on;

• Direct Dial to Poringland PS: 01603 276207  

Local Police info – Police Newsletter, June 18

News from Norfolk Police CommissionerMay 2018 

(Selected older news items are retained on the “News archive” page)